Jamming Through The Decade

  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    In 1950 America got its first taste of rock 'n' roll music. By the mid 1950's songs by Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, and Little Richard were broadcast into homes, car radios and juke boxes across America. Legends were in the making.
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    Moving on to the 60’s. The 60’s were dominated by rock n’ roll. So many different types of rock were invented. There was folk rock, psychedelic rock, which included the famous Jimi Hendrix, surf rock, garage rock, blues- rock, roots rock, and progressive rock. There was also the “British Invasion” which had quite a lot of famous bands like the Rolling Stones. A famous band that erupted during the “British Invasion” was the Beatles. They dominated the 60’s.
  • The Ramones

    The Ramones
    Now heading in to the 70's. The 70's were a "rebellious" decade towards music. With this, punk rock evolved. Some famous bands who performed punk rock were the Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple. These bands were so famous during the punk rock era, that they inspired other great bands like Judas Priest and Motorhead. Punk rock wasn't the only type of music that sprung up in the 70s. Disco, pop, country, R&B and urban, reggae, and glam rock were introduced too.
  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson
    In the 80s, many new forms of music emerged. There was a new era of pop, contemporary R&B, hip hop, and electronic music. Pop had reborn with one legendary name, Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson was the king of pop. In one of his songs in 1980, Jackson secured the highest royalty rate in the music industry: 37 percent of wholesale album profit. He once received seven Grammys and eight American music awards (including the Award of Merit, the youngest artist to win it) all in one night back in 82.
  • Jay-Z

    The 90s brought many new faces to the music world. Most of the genres stayed the same, but new stars came and took over the industry. For example, contemporary R&B was once ruled by Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Madonna. Even though these stars still didn't fade away, there were new faces like Gloria Estefan and Mariah Carey (who was cosidered to be the biggest R&B act of the decade and the best- selling female artist of the 90s) came and took over.
  • Eminem

    The 2000s and the 90s were alike, but the only difference is that many artists turned into stars and are still singing and performing today. An example of these new bright stars who we all love are Eminem, considered the best rapper of the decade, Drake, another famous rapper who is my personal favorite, Linkin Park, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Flo Rida, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Amy Winehouse, and even more Shakira.
  • Drake

    2010 to 2011 are today's singers. These singers are who we listen to this very day and hear their hit songs. A few of them are Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Rihanna, Adele, Taylor Swift, and Nikki Minaj, who are considered to be the most successful female pop, hip hop, dance, soul, and country pop artists today. For male artists are Bruno Mars, B.o.B, Drake, and Eminem singers. I love listening to all of these singers and maybe one day, they will become legendary too.